Did 5SOS's Ashton Irwin have a stroke? Band stops concert after 'Texas heat' incident

Ashton Irwin, 27, suffered from an 'intense migraine' and 'symptoms of stroke on the left side of his body' during a concert in Woodlands, Texas


                            Did 5SOS's Ashton Irwin have a stroke? Band stops concert after 'Texas heat' incident
Ashton Irwin experienced a migraine and stroke-like symptoms before being carried off stage Sunday night in Texas (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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Midway into a concert in Woodlands, Texas on Sunday, June 26, Five Seconds of Summer had to stop after drummer Ashton Irwin experienced “symptoms of a stroke” brought on by heat exhaustion. Irwin was quickly taken to the hospital. According to fans on TikTok, crew members carried the 27-year-old Australian musician off the stage after the band’s song 'Lover of Mine.'

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Soon after the show was canceled, the band released a statement via Instagram stories and also on Twitter. “Last night’s show ended early due to a medical incident during the show. Upon experiencing physical symptoms, Ashton was taken to a local hospital for the tests and medical review." It added, “Thankfully and most importantly, [Ashton] is feeling OK and recovering very well. We apologize to all the fans in attendance for the show."

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The band - that's also made up of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood - posted an update two hours later canceling their show in Arkansas Tuesday night per “medical advice.” “The new date will be July 26th so Rogers, AR will officially be our last show of the North American TMH tour!” they explained. “We are so sorry to cause inconvenience to your plans, but we promise for those of you who can still make it, we will put on the show of your lives. ❤️” They added, “In the meantime, please join us in giving Ash the privacy to rest up and get back to full fitness … lots of love, 5SOS.”

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Irwin also put up a series of tweets to share updates on his health and thanked fans for their support. "I suffered from an intense migraine brought on by exhaustion and overheating onstage which made me lose my vision and gave me symptoms of stroke in the left side of my body. So the decision was to end the show there and then," Irwin wrote.

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"It’s always amazing to play a massive energetic show in every environment thrown at us. Unfortunately this time my body gave out due to heat exhaustion. I was in tears in the ambulance, because I feel I’ve let many people down. I’m looking after myself and getting rest now", Irwin wrote in another tweet.

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"I feel so loved and looked after by my brothers and team and all of you. this is the price a dehydrated drummer pays when he takes on Texas heat. All will be made right, ticketing wise, and rescheduling-wise. I love you. Thanks for the love. I’ll be back onstage ASAP! X," he concluded.

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5 Seconds of Summer attends the 2021 Global Citizen Live, Los Angeles (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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5 Seconds of Summer, often shortened to 5SOS, is an Australian pop-rock band formed in late 2011. The group consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Luke Hemmings, lead guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and drummer Ashton Irwin. Since 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer have sold more than 10 million albums, sold over 2 million concert tickets worldwide, and the band's song streams surpassed 7 billion, making them one of the most successful Australian musical acts in history.

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